73 – Thread Painting Class, Show quilt prep, more Ask Anything answers

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  • A thread painting workshop with Nancy Prince

  • Corgi Fairytale gets shipped off. A final note (warning) about using the bleach gel pens.
  • Creating a free motion quilting class – musings from a teaching perspective
  • Feedback from the “so you want to sell a quilt” post
  •  More answers from the recent Rafflecopter giveaway “ask anything” prompt

And some photos from Nancy’s workshop:

Nancy’s Samples (these are referenced in the podcast)

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

 

My Samples and Workshop Photos

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

THREADSPLOSION!!

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Nancy Prince Thread Painting Workshop ccqg

Comments

  1. I think as far as price. what i have done is taken the entire cost of fabric. thread, utilities, backing, once i have that total I multiple it out by 2 and this is the wholesale value of this. Usually this is for close close friends. Then if i am selling it out to a stranger i multiple it the wholesale by 2. Thus for example a crib quilt. 35$ for fabric, batting, and backing. thread 4.00 and then utilities at .00285 per stitches thus comes out to be 5-20 in utilities. so at this point at around 60$ out of pocket cost. Retail cost would be 240.00.

  2. you are so lucky to have the opportunity to take one of Nancy’s classes! I love her work and have seen her quilts at the Vermont Quilt Festival they has a montage of her work – fabulous!

  3. A good website to check out charities and how they manage the money donated to them is Charity Navigator. Here is the link: http://www.charitynavigator.org/

  4. Thank you for the photos Katie, her work IS truly amazing! It must have been a fun class! I was interested to hear about your struggles at school, I would’ve not pictured you as a problem student. With the work you do with spreadsheets and stuff I thought you just breezed through high school and college :))) and I don’t mean this in a negative way.

    • Katie’s problem was that we found out she was bored to death in school. Math was not her favorite subject but she got through it. We found out when Katie took her 8th grade achievement tests that Katie was capable of doing work on the 10th grade level. In 9th grade, she tested out at 12 grade level. In the 10th grade, she was functioning on college level. Her test scores were always very high. So Katie was totally bored to tears. When she took the high school diploma equivalency tests – she blew them off the charts all across the board at 99% and above.
      Her other issue was maturity. Katie would come home saying that her classmates were acting like KIDS.
      The good thing is that all the grief and long nights of math homework she had in school has paid off – she’s had jobs that required good math skills.

  5. I am signed up to do 5 days with Nancy at Empty Spools seminar at Asilomar in February. Hope it goes

    • Oops-accidentally hit next on my iPad before I finished my comment. I hope it goes ahead because when I checked in August only 2 people had signed up. Need minimum of 5 for go ahead. I think the thread requirements scare people off. Your flower is so pretty. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  6. I listened to this podcast as I was getting ready to put one of my quils in our district’s United Way basket auction. (UW is huge at my workplace.)

    I put in a jelly roll race quilt with batik front. I have had it for a while, but it was time for it to go to a new home. We got decent bids on it, and I knew the person who won it. She is a friend and moving into a new house, where the colors will match well. The money for UW was nice, but seeing how happy she was is better.

    I admire the thread painting, altho

  7. Whoops. Last entry cut off.

    I enjoy watching you thread painting. Like fabric dyeing, I will live this vicariously through others.